The last sitting of one of the most cynical parliaments in memory was always going to be jam-packed, but I’m struggling to know where to start in summing up this week’s events.
It started with questions of constitutionality, budgets and estimates – and ended with three ministers retiring from public life: Anthony Lynham, Kate Jones and Coralee O’Rourke.Read more
Depending how you count it, we are now in our seventh or ninth month of living with the corona virus.
Nine months if you are one of our elected leaders, who should have been focusing on this since January.
Seven months for everyone else, given most personal restrictions date from March.Read more
When CQ and NQ voted so strongly against Labor’s coal policies at the last federal election, the Premier said she had “had a gutful” of the ongoing fight about the approval of the Adani mine in the Galilee Basin.
She made it sound like she understood the importance of the coal industry to Queensland’s prosperity.
She made it sound like she understood the size of the support for coal jobs in CQ and NQ.Read more
The Premier needs to start delivering more than just daily media conferences on corona virus.
She and her ministers need to start actually administering the state of Queensland.Read more
Have Your Say - FIFO Workforce Consultation
The Coordinator-General’s Department is currently reviewing the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017.
This is the Act that bans 100 % FIFO mining workforces. Click here to find out more.Read more
New Border Closures
As you have no doubt heard, from 1 AM tomorrow, Saturday August 8, our southern border will be closed. All travellers from NSW, ACT and Victoria will be denied entry and turned around.Read more
What has happened to us?
The Coronavirus Pandemic has seen Aussies reported in overseas newspapers as toilet paper brawlers and grocery hoarders.
While the Brits bang pots and pans to thank their frontline workers, we have seen Aussies abusing our frontline workers – health workers, aged care workers, hospitality workers and retail workers.Read more
Yesterday the Australian ran an article about the financial crisis we face. It was headlined “Deepest Fiscal Hole in 75 Years Awaits Us”.
It went on to flag a collapse in revenue due to the COVID19 recession and the biggest deficits since WW2. If that is the national outlook, my poor old Queensland.Read more
What a Happy Holiday
It has been wonderful to see our fellow Queenslanders using the school holidays to support outback tourism.
With Gregory covering one quarter of Queensland, I’ve been particularly pleased to hear about a lot of family holidays taken within Gregory.Read more
Stage Three Starts Today
As you no doubt have heard, Queensland enters Stage Three of COVID-Safe Restrictions at noon today. What will that mean? Here’s a quick run-down.Read more